Naturalization - travel before oath

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Here is a question from our community:

My husband and I have our N400 petition pending for almost 18 months. We passed our interview in July 2007 and had our 2nd fingerprinting 2 weeks ago. We were also informed that we have been cleared from background check. We have to leave for an international assignment in December and would like to understand the steps we need to take so it does not impact/disrupt our naturalization process, in case we do not get called for oath by then.

Ans. As far as I know, the two most important things are not to abandon your permanent residence in USA and to make sure you do go for the oath ceremony. You may want to approach your Congressman's office for an expedited resolution so you have taken the oath before you leave.

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